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In the spirit of generous giving, we are so pleased to announce that Bishop Matthew Elshoff, O.F.M. Cap. has joined our CCF-LA Board. His remarkable background makes him uniquely qualified to serve. His leadership spans from the presidency at St. Francis High School, to the provincial minister and novice master for the Capuchins, to pastor of Old Mission Santa Ines in Solvang, to pastor of St. Lawrence of Brindisi Church in Watts. He has been a teacher, a chaplain, a counselor, a vocation director, and a friend to many in our Catholic community in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. 

“I have admired the work of CCF-LA for eight years” says Bishop Matt. “As pastor, St. Lawrence of Brindisi School has been a priority for me and the beneficiary of their programs to support tuition assistance, teacher’s compensation, and even a special fund the pastor can use for school emergencies. I am looking forward to raising the level of awareness of CCF-LA’s mission in the Our Lady of the Angels Region, bringing their resources to other parishes and schools.”

Bishop Matt is a strong advocate for the mission of the CCF-LA and most especially for the work that our grants do to support Catholic school education as well as those that provide social services for the poor and marginalized. The Bishop Matt Elshoff Charitable Fund is an excellent example of his commitment to raising awareness and funding by providing his friends with an opportunity to support his charitable goals through CCF-LA’s philanthropy management services. Born in Ohio and the oldest of five, his family moved to La Canada where he attended St. Bede the Venerable church and elementary school and then on to St. Francis High School. In 1982 he was ordained by the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. Bishop Matt has served in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for 35 of his 41 years as a priest.  It was on July 18, 2023, that Pope Francis appointed him as auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  He was ordained to the episcopacy on September 26, 2023.

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